The digital economy has become a global phenomenon and Africa has not been left out.
However, though there is much potential, little is known about the digital enterprises that
underpin the digital economy in Africa. This paper, in response, presents a synthesis of
available practice-based and academic literature to establish what is known and uncover
areas that need further research. This study found that there is a paucity of academic
research on digital enterprises in Africa; at least, based on a narrow definition of “digital
economy”. However, there are industry reports and anecdotal evidence of both formal and
informal digital enterprises.
Here we have brought you the full report as published by Centre for Development Informatics
Global Development Institute, SEED
University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.